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Davies, Nicola

The Promise

(2) K-3 Illustrated by Laura Carlin. "When I was young, I lived in a city that was mean and hard and ugly," begins the narrator of this book about the healing power of nature. She tries to steal the bag of a woman who tells her she can have it if she promises to plant what's inside. The illustrations begin as harsh cityscapes, gradually softening with bursts of color.

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